This is the Federal and State agency created to assist older citizens in all areas of potential need. Aging Ahead provides programs, services and resources to support individuals and their caregivers on the journey of aging.
COMMUNITY OPTIONS AND SERVICES
Aging Ahead’s Community Options Specialists serve as a trusted and valued source supporting older adults, their families and caregivers by linking them with our programs and community resources.
Any of our 19 centers serves as a focal point in the community filled with activities, meals and socialization. The St. Charles Senior Center is at 1455 Fairgrounds Rd, Saint Charles, MO 63301 (636) 949-0658
MEALS ON WHEELS
Delivering nutritious meals with a safety check to home-bound older adults to help ensure a nourished life.
Choice brings a variety of programs and services to community locations where older adults naturally congregate, such as libraries allowing more people to access information and resources that enable them to live in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Aging Ahead staff are available to present in the community (including to individuals, caregivers, and to community, civic and professional groups, etc) on topics related to our agency and aging in general.
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The new College of Science, Technology, and Health established the LindenWELL program that offers senior activities through their W.I.S.E. activities. (Wellness Inspired Senior Education) These events are offered free of charge to participants age 60+. Some programs, such as Cyber-Seniors, partner with Aging Ahead, while others, such as Lunch with Lions, attending sports events and performances, and specialized education series, along with monthly wellness programs are conducted solely by the University. These programs have helped Lindenwood to achieve the status of Age Friendly University. To see currently offered activities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-627-2940.
Bev Roy Hope Foundation
This foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Shelly Roy in honor of her mother, Bev, who was one of the many who lived with memory loss. Two notable achievements of the foundation are the establishment of the Memory Café for those who have been diagnosed with memory loss and their care partners, and the construction of Forget-Me-Not Park, in conjunction with the City of St. Charles Parks Department. Those who would like to accompany a friend or relative diagnosed with early memory loss to an enjoyable afternoon of socialization and fun can register to attend the Main Street Memory Café (insert link) that meets on Tuesday afternoons at various locations in St. Charles.
Plans are underway to establish a training for business owners, care partners, and all those working with people who have sensory or memory loss to undergo a virtual experience that simulates the challenges their clients face.
To see the full scope of the foundation’s activities, visit https://www.bevroyhopefoundation.org
This nonprofit’s mission is to provide a community-based, and community supported, economically viable and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and visually impaired adults. For details, visit https://www.itngateway.org/